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came during a hearing on u.s. security threats. janet napolitano and the fbi associate director also testified. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning to all. this is our annual, our committee's annual home lapd threat assessment hearing -- homeland threat assessment hearing. i want to welcome back janet napolitano, secretary of department of homeland security, and matt olsen, and the associate deputy director, kevin perkins, who is standing in for director bob mueller today. the director had to undergo unexpected surgery resulting from complications associated with recent dental treatment. he's unable to join us today. but we welcome mr. perkins in his stead. we with confidence we extend best regards to the director for a speedy recovery. this will be the final time that i have the privilege of chairing this annual hearing, so i want to use this opportunity to thank each of you for your leadership in our nation's homeland security and counterterrorism efforts through you to thank those who work with you in each of your departments or agencies
: f.b.i. on the ground in libya hunting those that rioted in been gadz zi. they are stepping up drone flights and sending intelligence agents to search for those suspected of killing ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. u.s. officials say they have found no evidence pointing to a particular group or indicating the attack was planned. >>> as investigators try to close on in the killers in libya no questions are being raised at home. the white house claiming that there was no actionable intelligence, those are their words, pointing to an attack on the consulate but members of the congress saying there were multiple attacks on diplomatic attacks in benghazi and the consulate was a clear target. molly henneberg has more details from the white house. >> molly: there was an ide attack on that same consulate in benghazi in june. then the red cross in benghazi came under attack in august. they insist the 9/11 was in response to a privately made video posted on youtube in june that though found offensive. here is what part of the president said about it. >> there is no rel
units of marines fan out to these countries, fbi agents are being sent to libya to investigate the murder of the american ambassador there and three other americans were killed. the fbi. we think of the fbi as a domestic agency, it's the fbi that's part of the u.s. government that has the authority to investigate deaths of americans in all other parts of the world. fbi did it in the embassy bombings in kenya, in tanzania in 1998, and the "uss cole" bombing in 2000 and mumbai bombings in india in 2008 and now the fbi is investigating in libya or at least we're told they are on their way. the fbi being dispatched to libya is yet another reminder what happened in libya appears to be a different kettle of fish than what is happening at all the other embassies and u.s. sites around the world today. the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador in libya appears to have been a coordinated, military-style assault by well-armed men who arrived at the scene quite separately from any civilian protest. given the militant groups known to operate in the area of benghazi and the types of attacks
interests there. >> and the fbi or teams of fbi agents were expected to arrive in libya today. what's the latest on that scheduled trip? >> we're hearing from u.s. officials, fredricka, is that that trip by the fbi team has been delayed. they have postponed it because of the security situation here in libya and the region. they decided that it was not the right time to send anyone in. in their words, they do not want to put more people in harm's way. what they are doing, we understand, is that they are questioning people. they are getting witness testimony from people outside the country, including people who have been evacuated. in the meantime, the libyan authorities say their investigation is going really well. they say that they're making great progress so far. >> thanks so much for that update. >>> on to afghanistan now. two u.s. marines are dead after insurgents attacked a joint base in hellmann province. 20 armed terrorists infiltrated the military complex. officials say coalition troops killed all but one of the known insurgents. the survivor is in isap custody. the men who
. they have the fbi on the ground. two of the militias have been disbanded already. tremendous progress is being made. give them time to figure it out and do what is right. i think that is the respectful thing to do here. megyn: mark, the administration was very quick to come out and say mitt romney spoke too soon on this, and campaign spokesperson for obama came out and said he shoots first and aims later which was picking up on his boss's remarks when. it comes to this issue what happened in libya, is it fair, is it not a fair question to ask whether that is what this administration did in sending susan rice out there to tell all of this is about a video when they had other information? kirsten powers was on our show yesterday saying this was either gross incompetence or this was a deliberate attempt to mislead. >> she is absolutely right. look, we now know that within 24 hours they knew that it was a, that it was a terrorist attack. al qaeda was involved and five days later susan rice went on national television on five sunday shows and said it had to do with a protest on the ground
. white house press secretary jay carney said the fbi investigation is ongoing. he said the investigators have no information at this point that suggests that the attack was significantly preplanned. carney said that investigators are now looking into al qaeda affiliates, in particular the group known as al qaeda in the islamic magreg. >>> the conflict of interest in syria is causing more human suffering and civilian casualties. opposition activists say 55 people were killed in an explosion at a gas station triggered by a government air strike. amateur video shows the site in the northern city near the turkish border. people are suffering from a serious shortage of daily goods and were lined up at the station to buy fuel. a day earlier, rebel fighters had seized a location near the city. witnesses say government forces were engaged in a fierce bad with rebel to regain control of the area. a britain-based human rights group says 170 people died on thursday in fighting in the northern city of aleppo and homs in central syria. government soldiers stormed into a hospital, removed many wounded
. >>> the american civil liberties union says fbi agents were keeping watch last year on occupy protesters in oak land. the aclu says government records show fbi officials met on how to deal with a possible airport demonstration and other occupy activities. the aclu also says the government should not be spying on people who are exercising their constitutional rights. >> they are refusing to hand over documents sighting national security. so all of a sudden, political protest is a threat to our nation's security. >> in new york today, twitter handed over about three months worth of tweets from an occupy protester. >>> firefighters had their hands full this afternoon fighting a fire near the world famous getty's center. five helicopters were called in to make water drops. firefighters provided protection for a large number, for a number of large homes in the area. the getty's center is about a mile away. the museum was closed as a precaution. firefighters managed to prevent any damage. it was hot in southern california today, downtown los angeles hit 100 degrees. >>> there's more evidence tonight
with prostitution. the deterrent that arrives in the mail. >>> the american civil liberties union says fbi agents were keeping watch last year on occupy protesters in oak land. the aclu says government records show fbi officials met on how to deal with a possible airport demonstration and other occupy activities. the aclu also says the government should not be spying on people who are exercising their constitutional rights. >> they are refusing to hand over documents sighting national security. so all of a sudden, political protest is a threat to our nation's security. >> in new york today, twitter handed over about three months worth of tweets from an occupy protester. >>> firefighters had their hands full this afternoon fighting a fire near the world famous getty's center. five helicopters were called in to make water drops. firefighters provided protection for a large number, for a number of large homes in the area. the getty's center is about a mile away. the museum was closed as a precaution. firefighters managed to prevent any damage. it was hot in southern california today, downtown los an
is on for those responsible for the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the f.b.i. investigation team landed in libya there to help. it's the bottom of the hour and peter doocy is standing by with more on that and some of today's other top stories. >> the investigation is complex. spies and drones are heading to libya to beef up intelligence gathering. they'll help search for suspected al-qaeda sympathizers who killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. but even as the investigation ramps up, u.s. officials say there is no evidence pointing conclusively to any particular group. pope benedict is appealing for religious freedom in the middle east. on the second day of his visit to lebanon, the pope said religious freedom is fundamental for stability. he held up lebanon as an example of co-existence between christians and preliminaries. >>> wisconsin governor scott walker is vowing to appeal a judge's ruling yesterday that struck down nearly all of the state laws he's championed. the judge said the law that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most publ
don't have the answer to that yet. we know the fbi is in libya right now. they arrived on tuesday. they're joining other u.s. officials as well as libyans there to investigate the attack, and i think right now we're still hearing from libyan officials. then this was preplanned. in other words, that the attackers used that protest against the anti-muslim film as a dediversion, and others say it wasn't necessarily preplanned, but it was an attack that was mounted with heavy machinery and heavy weaponry against both the consulate and also we shouldn't forget a mile away from the consulate in what was considered a safehouse. >> it's cluner how long the fbi will be there to gather their information. thank you so much. appreciate it where are. >>> what can our past tell us about our future? the attack of the u.s. consulate in libya is not the first time america has been targeted like that? up next we talk with a man who was national security advisor in 1979 when the u.s. embassy was taken over in iran. and a controversial experiment to reduce the number of murders in el salvador. ahhhh
have been trying to gather the facts and did not want to get ahead of the f.b.i. investigation. >> shep: the polls are indicating that the president has taken a hit on foreign policy, ed. >> absolutely. he's doing better on the economy against mitt romney. but another poll shows his ap handling foreign policy, it's down to 49%. disapproval is up to 46%. that suggests a weakness there in part because of what's happened in the last week or so. and that's why the romney campaign is jumping on it. take a listen. >> the american people will judge him on the fact, are we more influential around the world and we are not. >> interesting, because before the argument about are you better off four years from now was about the economy. you see the romney campaign adjusting it to national security. their spokesman was the president has not only taken out key al-qaeda leaders, but point out they believe mitt romney was the one who jumped in and commented on all this violence a little too soon. >> shep: ed henry in coral gables. as mentioned, the secretary of state weighed in on this and hillary clint
getting word, fbi agents haven't even stepped foot on the crime scene in benghazi where those four americans were killed including the u.s. embassy to libya. all of this as fears intensify al qaeda's setting up shop in libya. but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. warning signs are not the same for everyone. if you think something's wrong... see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. and get the inside knowledge. romney: "it's time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? ♪ ♪ hi dad. many ye
didn't happen until years later. >> i don't think it's mr. hoffa. >> reporter: neither does retired fbi agent john anthony who worked the hoffa case. he gives the tip zero credibility. >> whether they find a body or not i don't know. if they do, i guarantee you it is not jimmy hoffa. >> reporter: he says they have a good idea who pulled off the hit and where but it sure isn't in this neighborhood. >> reporter: why could the fbi never find the body? >> because there is nobody. the body in our opinion was cremated or thrown into a vat of acid. >> reporter: whatever happened the mafia backed teamster boss is legendary sell braid in moce movies like this one going up against robert kennedy. >> i don't need that and my -- >> reporter: tips had him buried in settlement near the end zone of old giants' stadium and the floorboards dug up of a detroit home and horse farm. still trying to pinpoint why his fate still captivates so many people. >> he was a gifted individual, powerful, negotiate. combine that with his mysterious disappearance and the connection with the underworld and the mob. >> re
in sending fbi forces to help investigate, find out who was responsible. but i think the thing that was so striking about chris was that he would have wanted them to be brought to justice under a rule of law that reflected the transition libya has made from a truly autocratic state where justice was never guaranteed to one where you could see these people tried in a fair courtroom and sentenced. >> you knew him well. >> i knew him well. >> for how many years? >> at least 20. we go back a long way. he was a wonderful man who had a sense of the streets as well as the elites. and despite the security restrictions that limit so many diplomats, he was always willing to go out. he saw libya through all three transition phases. two years under moammar gadhafi, then the liaison ambassador. >> and he worked hard to get rid of gadhafi through these rebels? >> absolutely. and he has reached out and he really knows the streets. the libyan people. in the same way he's known in every place i've ever known him, he has been one who has really been engaged. when he looks for what role the united states sho
. what's the latest information? >> jake, it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and it will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainly what transpired. our current assessment, is that fact what began as was a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this video that was disseminated. we believe that folks in benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to replicate this sort of challenge that was posed in cairo and then as that unfolded, it seems as hijacked, let's us say, by some individual clusters of extremists that came with heavier weapons, weapons as you know, in the wake of the revolution in libya are quite common and accessible. then it evolved from there. we'll get to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms. but that's the best information that we have at present. >> why was there such a security breakdown in benghazi? >> first of all, we had substantial presence with our -- >> not substantial enough -
concerns, the f.b.i. is investigating. former u.n. ambassador told fox news megyn kelly today the content of the stevens' journal may expose, "a failing in the overall approach to the region." >> but i'm sure that if he believed that security was a problem, he would have informed the state department diplomatic security bureau. they would have made a threat assessment and should have taken the necessary steps. the fact that he and three other americans were killed by definition shows there was a massive failure of security. >> at first, cnn only cited an individual familiar with stevens' thinking. a few days later, anderson cooper disclosed the existence of the journal. enter felepe reynes, aide to hillary clinton. he told cnn they lack humanity to fail to allow assurances to the stevens family to return the journal promptly and not report on personal details. cnn executives dispute that. now enter hastings for buzzfeed.com facing his best known for an article he wrote for "rolling stone" magazine a couple of years back that resulted in the firing of generally stanley mcchrystal. hastings
's cancer researchers, 8% cuts for air traffic controllers, border security and even the fbi. if lawmakers can't reach a compromise, they'll all take effect january 3rd. the white house says half the cuts will come from domestic programs and half from defense spending. the ranking member of the house budget committee congressman chris van hollen of maryland says there's a lot at stake. >> it would be devastating to the economy and hurt very important investments like the national institutes of health and the research going on there, air traffic controllers. all the ongoing functions of government would see a buzzsaw cut. >> reporter: the sequester cuts were triggered after the supercommittee failed to reach a budget deal. they'll take effect january 3rd unless congress enacts legislation to replace them. >> you have to raise taxes and cut spending. >> the two sides seem miles apart. no one expects a deal to go through before the election. >> so our view is we have should follow the approach that bipartisan groups have recommended, which is a mix of cuts, but also eliminating some of these
.h.s. secretary janet napolitano, f.b.i. society deputy director and matthew olesen. see their hearing live wednesday at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. and thursday, the justice department inspector general testifies on operation fast and furious. he'll speak with members of the house oversight committee and it starts live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span 3. you can also listen on c-span radio or watch online at c-span.org. >> this weekend, live from the national mall, the 12th annual national book festival. two days of author presentations and interviews, plus your phone calls, emails, tweets and touts. for schedule information go to booktv.org. >> earlier today, the white house press secretary jay carney talked about mitt romney's comments at a secretly videotaped fundraiser and here's an opportunity to draw contrast between mr. romney and the president. the video showed mr. romney telling donors that half of the country won't vote for him and claimed these are people who were quote, dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to c
an fbi investigation team that is trying to track al-qaeda sympathizers who are thought to have turned the benghazi demonstration into a violent one. intelligence officials are also reviewing telephone records and computer traffic. libyan law enforcement agencies say some arrests have already been made. >>> this morning, we are also getting a look at the ruins of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, where ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans were killed. coming up at 7:15, how a note found in the debris is shedding light on stevens' mission in libya. >>> in overnight news, san francisco police are investigating a homicide. it happened in the bayview district early this morning. police say they responded to a report of shooting just after 1:30 at osceola lane and lasalle avenue. police haven't released details on the victim or suspects. >>> highway 1 in san mateo county is back open this morning after a fatal crash there shut down part of that roadway for several hours. that crash was reported just before 101:30 last night. so far, no word on the cause. >>> today, pa
at a military hospital in germany. we have the marine anti-terror group on the ground. f.b.i. investigation underway. ships sitting off the coast, one now with missiles on board just in case. back to you. martha: we wait to find out news of the investigations and if they have had any success in tracking down the people responsible for those deaths. that is the next big question, gregg. thank you very much. >> it's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. bill: those famous words from neil armstrong made history at first man to walk on the moon. we were about to witness an american moment together. washington national cathedral filled to capacity this morning. martha: as we remember his achievements and celebrate the life of a man who captivated and inspired a nation. the astronaut's family described him as a reluctant hero who always believed that he was just doing his job. bill: bret baier is live and joins us now. good morning. >> good morning, bill and martha. this event is called a celebration of neil armstrong's life, the first man of 12 to walk on the surface of the moon. e
. it was wildly successful beyond their dreams and to be able to kill the american face in libya. >> the fbi is not commentog the status of its investigation . the agents are on the ground and they are not in benghazi itself . >> gretchen: thank you so much, kelly. >> steve: 67th annual united nation's general assemy will kick off. our president will make a speech but not meet with them. but he will meet with the ladies of the view. that was the topic of rogert bibs and chris wallace. watch >> i want to go back to the un and new york this week. he's got schedules and foreign leaders have schedules, but the president has blocked out time to appear on the view on tuesday, so he has time for whoopy goldberg but not world leaders? >> no, chris, look, the president will be actively involved with the un. >> he's giving a speech. >> chris, they have telephones in the white house. he talked to the leader in libya. we don't need a meeting in washington to confer with leaders. >> but he has -- >> i am sure if he would do an brew with you on fox news, you would have no problem. >> he hasn't. that's not
to the state department that there were increasing security concerns in benghazi? the fbi says it is too dangerous to be in benghazi, which is why none of them are there now. is that because the situation has worsened, or was it always too dangerous? >> as we determine the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. that is when i came to that conclusion. as to who was involved, what specific groups were involved, i think the investigation that is ongoing hopefully will determine that. >> about a day after? >> it took a while to get some feedback as to what exactly happened at that location. >> there was a threat intelligence reporting back -- eight to read -- there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups were seeking to coalesce, but there was not anything specific, and certainly not anything specific to the consulate that i am aware of. as far as the risks of the fbi reported, you really would have to ask them why they made that determination. >> did you make the state department awa
the ambassador, but three other people. how do we get in there and do that? >> we get if there through fbi, counter terrorism teams, intelligence liaison teams, all of the liaison with the security personnel. but these destroyers are indicators we're prepared to take action. >> okay. let's move on now. i want to talk to you about this as we see the region there. a different subject. we now have the two aircraft carriers there near the persian gulf. we have the eisenhower, the enterprise. so should president barack obama give the order to strike iranian nuclear targets, these assets are there and can be quickly moved. >> they can. and i mean, they don't have to be moved very far. >> right. >> because these assets have a tremendous reach. but in addition, there's lots of other assets in other places that can quickly come in, reinforce, use land based areas and continue the fight. we have a reach from the continental united states with certain fast assets assets nonnuclear that will reach from platforms like diego garcia with long-range aviation and used in afghanistan and lots of things to c
and a hateful video that had nothing to do with the united states. >>reporter: the f.b.i. is still investigating exactly what happened and who was behind it. >>heather: thank you, steve, reporting for us from washington, dc. >>gregg: the investigation into this is leading to more questions than answers including whether the raid against the consulate was a spontaneous reaction or a premeditated act of violence. leland vittert is live in egypt with more. >>reporter: right now it is the u.s. government's position from the obama administration that this was a spontaneous protest at the consulate that got out of hand and turned into an attack that killed those four americans including the u.s. ambassador but we are learning new information from the libyan president in an interview, alluding that he thought there was a possibility that al qaeda or another group was behind the attacks and they were very much preplanned and premeditated pointing to a couple of points. first, it happened on 9/11, and the significance of that date cannot be overlooked. it was well coordinated, the attackers were well arm
from all counter terrorism training manuals. seasoned fbi officials are being fired because they are deemed islamophobic. they can't brief our counter-terrorism any more. a report about fort hood that omitted the fact that nadal hassan wrote a paper justifying suicide bombing? megyn: we'll leave it a rhetorical question for now. thank you both so much. one -- i mention this and i was talking about it before. but you think about all the problems we have in this country and we are so divide. but he see what's happening overseas and it should bind us together as a country. look what we are up against. it's about this country versus such an anti-americanism that exists in the world, over what. just ahead, ambassador john bolton will pick up where this conversation left off. what is behind these protests and what are we going to do about this. if ambassador bolton were in place instead of susan rice, what we be telling our president. in "kelly's court," senate candidate liz warren having to defend herself on accusations she may have committed academic fraud. "kelly's court" takes
in tripoli and confirms fbi agents are holding back in the city. we have no confirmation any of the agents have reached benghazi, the scene of the killing of chris stevens and three other americans. that area is not a safe place to operate in if you are american but there are concerns at the crime scene ten days later might be contaminated. likewise confirmed the marine rapid response anti-terrorist squad that was thrown in here last week remains here in tripoli. the embassy is well guarded amid other questions that u.s. military teams were not dispatched fast enough. critics are saying that and some say the security at the consulate in benghazi was not strong enough and might have led to the problems and warnings were not taken from other attacks by militant groups in benghazi in months prior to an attack. militants strong on that side of the country. in defiance of that and honoring the late ambassador, is killing hitting home, we are watching live scenes coming from benghazi of a protest. thousands of people out in the street basically calling on the government in tripoli to do more to
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